nuts

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Noun[edit]

nuts pl

  1. plural form of nut
  2. (vulgar, slang) Testicles.
    Ohhh, he just got kicked in the nuts!
  3. (poker) A hand that can be proven unbeatable even when the hand's holder does not know any of the hidden cards the other poker players involved in a hand hold or held.

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Adjective[edit]

nuts (comparative more nuts, superlative most nuts)

  1. (colloquial) Insane, mad.
    After living on the island alone for five years, he eventually went nuts.
  2. (colloquial, figuratively) Crazy, mad; unusually pleased or, alternatively, angered.
    I just go nuts over her fantastic desserts.
    The referee made a bad call against the home team and the crowd went nuts.

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Interjection[edit]

nuts

  1. Indicates annoyance, anger, or disappointment.
    Nuts! They didn't even listen to what I had to say.
  2. Signifies rejection of a proposal or idea, as in forget it, no way, or nothing doing.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The association with testicles (See noun above.) adds an intensifying effect to the anger or rejection.
  • Use of "Nuts" rather than another form of "No" is often intentionally insulting.

Verb[edit]

nuts

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of nut

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